That`s officially 5 pound lost all together....But i `m still a fat bastard.But my breathing is still not good when going up hills or stairs but the nurse does not think it`s my Asthma and my BP is spot on......So i`m back to see the doc again in a month. I can see me going for another angiogram .
I know it's hard Steve ~ been there some years back ~ and it's bloody hard to stick to what you know you should have, but are tempted to enjoy something you shouldn't have ~ especially on holiday. Just keep in mind that it's your health [that sounds bloody silly because you are well aware of that] but it's so easy to think "OK I'll enjoy this food, or an extra beer because I'm on holiday, and will get back to what I should be doing when I get home" ~ doesn't work like that my friend
In the past couple of months I've been getting an occasional sharp pain in my thumbs, first the left only then both, when I put them under strain (turning taps or wringing things out, for instance). I also have lost some feeling in them. Saw the doctor today and he reassured me that it probably wasn't diabetic nerve damage but the early stages of arthritis. It hasn't developed into carpal tunnel and he suggested trying glucosamine (but to be careful about the dosage as it could affect my blood sugar - oh joy) or cod liver oil.
I'm also disappointed with my weight; I'm back up to the same weight I was at this time last year, 90 kilos (199lb: 14 stone 3). I'm going to have to take more exercise (I've not been walking as much as I was, for a variety of reasons) and watch what I eat.
Age And time is not are friend, doing what we must to stay healthy feels more like a task then fun they call it over the hill because it's all down hill from here lol. your always in my prayers my dear friend...
Yes, you don't realise how much you use your thumbs until something like this comes along. Apart from the numbness it's not a problem I notice most of the time but when I use a thumb in the "wrong" way, boy, does it let me know!
Since starting to take a cod liver oil capsule every day my thumbs have stopped hurting and the numbness has faded, so arthritis appears to be right and I seem to be going the right way about coping with it.
I'm feeling very happy at the moment as I spoke to my dad last night and he's just been given another "all clear" after an extensive post-cancer colonoscopy at the weekend. He's now going to concentrate on putting on some weight (he lost 7 pounds in the last week due to dietary requirements for the procedure), building up his muscle strength and working out a routine for himself now Anne is no longer around for him to care for. He seemed quite chipper (not surprising) but tired when we spoke, a bit of good news that was sorely needed to help lift the gloom of Anne's death.
I've seen my doctor today for my 6 monthly diabetes review and despite not losing any weight since the last one we are both happy: my blood sugar is now slap bang in the middle of the "normal" range, all blood tests are fine. My reviews will only be annually from now on. I'll be staying on the same medication for now but I can stop metformin if I feel it is affecting me (side effects or excessive weight loss), and missing a few now and then shouldn't be a problem so I can have the occasional alcoholic beverage.